the other matter, the areas that had discrimination, a lost it, over the years, they cannot change things without permission. >>judge napolitano: the voting rights act has been upheld by the supreme court several times of the the lower federal courts have been faithful to that. there is a new challenge now. they are challenging the core of it. you know about this because you were raised in a state subject to the voting rights act. certain states, usually in the south, that had a bad track record for the ability of minorities to vote, are subject to the oversight of the justice department. they want get out from under the oversight of the justice department. rather than forcing the state to get permission from the justice department, if there is something in the law that interferes with the rights of minorities to vote, these states want the minorities to have to challenge it like anyone would challenge a law. they don't want big brother in the justice department telling them what to do. the supreme court, surprisingly, has agreed to hear that.